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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:46 PM

MAGA:Food Stamp Usage Drops over Half-Million in a Single Month..

More than half a million people dropped off the food stamp rolls in a single month, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA data reveals that a total of 587,792 people discontinued their participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) between December 2017 and January 2018.

The latest numbers show that on the whole, food stamp enrollment has been on a steady decline for the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2018, which began in October 2017.

Here is the breakdown of how many people dropped off the food stamp rolls each month of the fiscal year (FY) 2018:

October to November- 4,008,165
November to December- 329,584
December to January- 587,792

Although enrollment in SNAP sharply increased by more than 3 million during the first month of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 (October 2017) due to temporary SNAP enrollment in hurricane-affected states, it dropped by more than 4 million the following month.

The decline came as states curtailed their temporary SNAP benefits in the months following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

President Trump mentioned in 2017 that he wanted to make it a priority to keep SNAP program costs down at the state and federal levels, which if implemented, could cause enrollment to decline even more this year as the administration releases its plans to reform the federal welfare system.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/15/food-stamp-usage-drops-half-million-single-month/

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Reply MAGA:Food Stamp Usage Drops over Half-Million in a Single Month.. (Original post)
Dexter Morgan Apr 2018 OP
DoDaMan Apr 2018 #1
Dexter Morgan Apr 2018 #3
Gamle-ged Apr 2018 #2
Dexter Morgan Apr 2018 #4
Gamle-ged Apr 2018 #5
DoDaMan Apr 2018 #6
turquoise Apr 2018 #7
The Magician Apr 2018 #8
turquoise Apr 2018 #9
Sullivan Apr 2018 #10
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #11
Sullivan Apr 2018 #12
bfox74 Apr 2018 #13
Sullivan Apr 2018 #15
bfox74 Apr 2018 #20
Sullivan Apr 2018 #24
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #27
bfox74 Apr 2018 #28
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #16
Sullivan Apr 2018 #17
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #18
Sullivan Apr 2018 #19
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #21
Sullivan Apr 2018 #22
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #23
Sullivan Apr 2018 #25
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #26
Sullivan Apr 2018 #29
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #30
Sullivan Apr 2018 #31
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #32
kevlar Apr 2018 #33
bfox74 Apr 2018 #14
Dexter Morgan Apr 2018 #34

Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:50 PM

1. MAGA!

Those numbers are huge!

Good news that even lefty can cheer over.

Trump is doing what no other could ever do at miraculous speeds.

Lefty has to agree this is MAGA!

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Response to DoDaMan (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:07 AM

3. Lefty won't cheer over this cause it makes Trump like he did something right they would rather these

people be dependent on the government...

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:02 AM

2. The "food stamp" president is gone, the employment president is in the Oval Office...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:12 AM

4. Yep he wants everyone to live the American dream.Get a job strive higher don't expect the government

to look after you....

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:19 AM

5. I wonder how many of those people are finding themselves employed for the very first time in...

... their lives. Actually accomplishing something and getting paid for it will give a new view of life to tens of thousands. ..

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:40 AM

6. Lefty gets their votes by importing people into poverty while

Republicans get votes by putting citizens to work.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:45 AM

7. Don't forget to "credit" Obama for the several SNAP cuts he signed into law.

After the votes of such other "liberals" as Al "Handsy" Franken. ]

(I keep trying to tell y'all that New Democrats ain't liberals, no matter how convenient both sides may find it to pretend they are.)

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Response to turquoise (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:33 AM

8. Obama's America-hating ass doesn't need to be thanked for shit

 

Except causing the Democrats to lose over 1000 seats nationwide.

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Response to The Magician (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:36 AM

9. Thanks for your reply but my post said zip about thanking Obama; and enclosing a word or term

within quotation marks conveys something.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:48 AM

10. That Obama ecomomy is still humming along, doing what it's supposed to do.



But just wait 'til those GOP-Trump "reforms" take hold.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:50 AM

11. What Obama policy is responsible for this?

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:50 AM

12. The ones you ignore.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:54 AM

13. Name one.

I bet it was making the cost of employment higher. Or was it his war on small business with the BOcare mandate? Maybe it was raising corporate taxes tot he highest level on the planet?

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:56 AM

15. Links for that?

Besides, the economy was on the upswing from the GOP crash when Obama left office and it still is.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:23 AM

20. I need a link to show how BO's corporate taxes were the highest on the planet, or that BOcare made

hiring people more expensive?

Where's you link showing that this is the BO economy?

What really happened is that in spite of his horrible economic policies the economy still began to naturally rebound. Then it took off the day after Trump was elected. Check the stock charts on 11/9/16.

Libtards still try to give BO credit for the economy but can NEVER list a single reason or policy. Not one.

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:23 PM

24. ...."the economy still began to naturally rebound."



The right almost caused a world-wide crash. Then it "naturally healed" despite Obama?

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:39 PM

27. What worldwide crash did the Right almost cause?

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:39 PM

28. The crash began in 2007. Gee, isn't that the same year that Democrats won back congress?

Yes, the economy will generally do fine unless someone tries to over-manipulate it, like Odumbass did. For 7 years household incomes declined while the cost of medical care skyrocketed. The labor participation rate was at the lowest point since the WWII, and corporations were no investing in growth because of the outrageous taxes. The upswing that began in BO's final year was not due to anything he did (unless you can identify it), it was natural market tendencies, probably anticipating the end of Odumbass economics.

Now, I'll give you one more chance. Please indicate at least one specific BO policy which lead to the economic recovery.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:57 AM

16. There are no such policies. You're just bleating partisan nonsense.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:04 AM

17. I never mentioned specific policies to begin with, so put a match to your strawman.

But the fact remains that Obama's economy is still going strong, unless you can prove differently.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:07 AM

18. Now you're claiming Obama spurred the economy without enacting a single policy. Amazing.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:09 AM

19. Trying to put words in my mouth while ignoring the facts.

How about those Trump policies that have made everything MAGA in your fantasy world? Anything on that yet?

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:34 AM

21. Reducing punative regulations, letting people keep more of what they earn, not holding the

economy hostage to pointless bureaucracies, not submitting to unfair trade agreements all spur the economy.

Now tell us why Obama deserves credit.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:00 AM

22. Ensuring regulations are followed by predatory corporations, not shifting tax burden to the working

class, standing up to the GOP holding the economy hostage in order to pass bad policy, ensuring that trade agreements benefit the US worker and not the 1%.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:13 AM

23. Not all regulations are beneficial. The point of diminishing returns that was reached long ago.

And you cannot show evidence that Trump is not enforcing regulations still on the books.

Corporations do not pay taxes, all costs are passed on to consumers. So, your second point about protecting the working class from cost shifts is ridiculous.

Tell us how the GOP is holding the economy hostage in practice, especially after you just got done giving Obama credit for the well performing economy.

You can't even keep your propaganda consistent in the same sub thread.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:35 PM

25. "Not all regulations are beneficial. The point of diminishing returns that was reached long ago."

I never said all regulations are beneficial. I said regulations against predatory corporations are beneficial. Like for consumers, the environment, etc.

"And you cannot show evidence that Trump is not enforcing regulations still on the books."

You just said he wasn't.

"Tell us how the GOP is holding the economy hostage in practice, especially after you just got done giving Obama credit for the well performing economy."

I said the GOP HELD the economy hostage, not is holding it hostage. They have a Republican in office so they will pretty much rubber stamp what he wants. But all the GOP did was obstruct Obama on EVERYTHING he tried to do once they had power.

Nice try at trying to twist my words and then call it propaganda.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:38 PM

26. "You just said he wasn't."

Citation, please.


"I said the GOP HELD the economy hostage, not is holding it hostage. They have a Republican in office so they will pretty much rubber stamp what he wants. But all the GOP did was obstruct Obama on EVERYTHING he tried to do once they had power."

Presidents do not create ecnomic activity. All they can do is impede it - as Obama did.

Trump eliminated many of the impediments imposed by Obama - such as unilaterally blocking drilling leases on federal lands.

But your new post doesn't help you weasel out of your self-contradiction. You cannot claim Obama is responsible for the economy while the Republicans HELD it hostage and now that Trump is in office and they rubber stamp everything the economy is good and Obama gets the credit.

You get more absurd with each post.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:16 PM

29. Right here.

"21. Reducing punative regulations," And you cannot show evidence that Trump is not enforcing regulations still on the books."

How can he not be reducing regulations when you say he is reducing regulations.


"Presidents do not create ecnomic activity. All they can do is impede it - as Obama did."

You righties said that about Reagan too, right....oh wait....


"But your new post doesn't help you weasel out of your self-contradiction. You cannot claim Obama is responsible for the economy while the Republicans HELD it hostage and now that Trump is in office and they rubber stamp everything the economy is good and Obama gets the credit."



Add to that the biggest education reform bill since the Great Society, biggest expansion of anti-poverty initiatives since Lyndon Johnson, and the biggest middle class tax cut since Ronald Reagan and one begins to realize that it was Mr. Obama’s decisive bold actions that saved the country from a sure disaster.

He brought a majority of the American troops home by winding down U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, was something that this country has been talking about since the 1940s but nothing was done by previous administrations to address the run-away cost of health care.

There were 40 million Americans without health coverage. Obamacare made it possible for 20 million Americans to get health coverage at affordable prices.

http://www.toledoblade.com/S-Amjad-Hussain/2017/01/16/Obama-was-a-success-despite-obstruction-efforts-of-Republicans.html

And that's just a few. Sorry cubby, you can't re-write history.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:25 PM

30. Reducing regulation is not the same as not enforcing it.

You may as well fault Trump for not enforcing Prohibition.



"You righties said that about Reagan too, right....oh wait..."

Reagan did not create economic activity. He got government out of the way.


The ACA did not boost the economy.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:27 PM

31. Yet the government deficit exploded under Reagan while he was "getting it out of the way".

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:28 PM

32. Congress writes all spending bills.

And, yes, I blame the current GOP congress for the current spending bill.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:29 PM

33. Aren't health care costs still running away?

Shouldn't I be able to tell on the chart when the costs came under control due to ACA?



If Forbes isn't your thing how about Huffpo?

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:54 AM

14. Dimwitocrats will scream about how Trump is starving the poor.

Wait for it.

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 12:03 AM

34. I was expecting that or the economy has improved thanks to Obama's policies and "Sullivan" did

not disappoint.....

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